Damn You, Mother Nature!
File this under the "Who knew?" column: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, which was scheduled to deliver the first performance during the Klyde Warren Park grand opening weekend, has had to cancel because of the "unusually cold temperatures" that have swept into the area.
According to an official statement, "Cold temperatures forecasted at the scheduled 11 am start of the performance could potentially damage wooden string and woodwind instruments." Brass instruments apparently are not as susceptible to changes in the weather, as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet will still perform at the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:15 am.
How cold is too cold? The forecast on weather.com says that the temperature will be back up to 50 degrees after an overnight low of 40. So cold — but not bone-chilling. Ah, well, as we've already reported, there will be plenty of other entertainment options at the park throughout the weekend. The DSO will be missed, but the show will go on.